L-R: Patrick Fogarty, NDY; Stuart Fowler, NDY; George Steeves, Sterling Cooper; and Paul Cooper, NDY.

Global engineering consultancy Norman Disney and Young is moving into the Canadian market, following the acquisition of Vancouver-based mechanical engineering company Sterling Cooper.

NDY chief executive Stuart Fowler said the move was part of long-term growth plans to expand in the North American and Canadian markets.

“Following 18 months of discussions and negotiations, NDY is thrilled to have acquired the Vancouver-based Sterling Cooper business,” Mr Fowler said. “With an experienced team of approximately 30 engineers, this acquisition of a highly-admired firm in an established marketplace provides NDY with immediate work in Vancouver, and emerging opportunities more broadly in Canada and North America.”

He said the Sterling Cooper’s specialty in high-rise buildings, hotels and residential developments, along with a focus on energy saving designs, made it a good fit for NDY.

Sterling Cooper president George Steeves said a number of offers had come in over the last few years, however NDY’s engineering reputation and commitment to staff made its proposal the most appealing.

NDY in Vancouver will now broaden its services and move towards offering full building services, with other strategic priorities around sustainability and digital practices.